Are you tired of searching for the best mattress for kids? Believe me; you’re not alone in this predicament.
Like thousands of other parents, I’ve had to go through the trouble of selecting mattresses for my pair of mischief-makers. Needless to say, the task has been easier said than done with so many options available in the market.
However, my expeditions have given me enough experience in this department. And today, to help all those parents who are in the same boat, I’ve decided to share my knowledge on the subject.
G’ day, I’m Isabella, and today I’m here to share my recommendations for the best mattress for kids. Along with that, I’m also going to give you a look at some of the additional accessories that you might need.
Let’s get going, then!
Best Overall: The Noa Mattress
Hybrid mattresses have always been my favourite way to sleep, and naturally, I wanted the same for my kids as well. That’s why, when I stumbled upon the Noah mattress, I was eager to give it a try.
And I’m glad to say, it didn’t disappoint! Blending natural latex, cooling memory foam and supportive pocket springs, this hybrid delivers a wonderfully comfortable experience for kids (as well as adults). Plus, it’s incredibly affordable, which is another reason to get it.
I tried out the mattress for some nights before handing it over to my kids, and here’s what I found out about it.
How Was My Experience?
Why is choosing kids’ mattresses tough? Because the kids are going to be pretty tough on the mattress itself! The mattress becomes a plaything for them, and at the same time, they want it to be comfortable as well.
Thankfully, the Noa mattress checks all the right boxes, and then some. Offering a combination of world-class comfort and profound pressure relief, this is a product that’s meant to keep the sleeper cool and comfortable.
As it’s extremely soft and breathable, the Noa mattress allows for ample air circulation. This aids in lowering the sleeper’s body temperature, thus providing cooler, more relaxed sleep. Long story short, it will certainly help the kids sleep peacefully after a long day of study and play.
It’s also provided with a natural Tencel cover that ensures protection from bacteria and allergens. This, I think, is a highly beneficial property as it protects the little ones from any harmful microorganisms.
As I already mentioned once, kids can be tough on mattresses with their playfulness. However, the Noa helps to minimise wrinkles and body impressions, allowing the mattress to retain its original shape for a long time.
The mattress firmness is towards the higher end of the spectrum, and as a result, it provides decent pressure relief, with just a hint of plush comfort. Plus, it’s suitable for all types of sleepers, which makes it one of the few mattresses which have this quality.
I also like the fact that it’s OEKO-TEX and REACH certified; this means the mattress makers don’t compromise on the quality of the product. What’s more, the mattress materials are low on VOCs, so you can be sure it’s safe and non-toxic for the kids.
Overall, I must say this is one of the most affordable options that I’ve encountered in my expedition across the mattress world.
What Could’ve Been Better?
Despite having these superb qualities, I don’t like the fact that this mattress has a heavy design. The weight of the product is more than I anticipated, which makes it tough to move from one room to the other.
Firm, multi-layer support
Unmatched value for money
Made from eco-friendly materials
100-night trial period
Rather heavy design
Best for Toddlers: Baby Cot Inner Spring Mattress
While the first mattress that I had for you is suited for children and adults alike, this one has been made specifically for kids. Affordable and made from eco-friendly materials, this is undoubtedly one of the better mattresses on the market.
How Was My Experience?
Since this one is a cot size mattress, the cost is a lot less than regular-size mattresses. This one is made from breathable materials that help to control the sleep temperature.
In layman terms, this means that your kids will not have to sleep hot anymore. Plus, the side ventilation provides increased airflow, thus reducing its heat and moisture retention.
I’d also like to mention how I really love the anti-allergenic properties of this mattress. I’ve had to face problems with mattress allergies in the past, and don’t want my kids to face the same situation. Thankfully, with this mattress, I don’t have to worry about allergies anymore.
I like a bit of colour when it comes to kids’ rooms, but sadly, this mattress is only available in white. However, the cotton and polyester construction of the unit has me hooked, and I’m sure not going to let this one pass by due to a colour issue.
In addition to all this, the company provides a 60/90 days return window. This means in case you decide to go for another product, you can return this for a full refund. Of course, it must be unused, and the original packaging needs to be retained. In case it is defective, however, you can request for a complete refund that’s exempt from the above criteria.
All said and done, this is one of the better kids mattresses that I got my hands on recently. Suitable for most cot sizes, I certainly recommend this for giving your little ones a good night’s rest that is full of sweet dreams.
What Could’ve Been Better?
My only problem with this mattress is that it’s not waterproof. Kids tend to wet beds due to several reasons, and then cleaning becomes tough. But I do have a solution for that as well. Just read on till the very end to find out.
Available in multiple sizes
Waterproof and allergen-free
Also Great: Ecosa Mattress
Up next, I’ve got the Ecosa Mattress, and this one offers you a lot of options when it comes to kids’ rooms. The mattress has adjustable firmness that can be changed according to preference. In addition, it’s also waterproof, comes in multiple sizes, and is Certi-PUR US certified.
Just like the Noa model, this one too is well suited for kids as well as adults. I tried it out myself and loved it. Thankfully, so did my kids, and with good reason, as you’re about to find out.
How Was My Experience?
Ecosa mattresses are well known for their versatility, and this one follows the same tradition. The mattress is compatible with slatted beds as well as box springs, and can even work with adjustable bed frames.
I’ve also used it on the floor, and let me tell you the comfort is truly wonderful! I like how the cover is waterproof and contains microfilaments that can protect the mattress from harmful bacteria and dust mites. Which essentially means you don’t have to worry about respiratory problems for the kids.
The five-layer construction with pincore holes allows unmatched breathability and lets the kids sleep cool at night. What’s more, the G7-Gel memory foam layer uses gel particles to provide temperature stabilisation.
Mattresses can often be the source of back problems for children, but its ergonomic support foam takes care of that. Your kids will get maximum back support, allowing them to relax into a deep sleep and wake up feeling ready for the new day.
Also, I tested the mattress out for motion transfer and found it to be minimal. The Eco-Tex Memory Foam also gives it a durable yet bouncy structure. Combined, all this makes for a wonderfully reliable product that takes the cake, in my opinion.
Finally, I’d like to mention that the product comes with a massive 15-year warranty, which is more than enough. Plus, you get free same-day delivery in metros, and in case you don’t like it, just return it within the first 100 nights for a full refund.
What Could’ve Been Better?
The only thing I didn’t like about this product is that it isn’t suitable for stomach sleepers. As one of my kids sleeps on her belly, I had to look for a different option for her. But that’s only applicable for me, and I’m sure not all kids like to sleep on their stomach!
Extremely low motion transfer
Conforms well to most sleeper types
Waterproof and dust-mite resistant
Not suitable for stomach sleepers
Few Additional Accessories
As promised, I’ve also included a few additionals that you might just need along with a mattress for the kiddos. Take a look at these items and see if any appeal to you.
As promised, here’s the solution to the Adairs mattress waterproofing problem. This mattress protector from the same brand is available in multiple sizes and provides an affordable option to make your kid’s mattress waterproof.
Plus, it’s a breathable unit, so there’s no need to worry about any temperature increase. Apart from protection against spillages, it’s anti-allergenic and protects your kids from dust mites, thus giving them a safe surface to sleep on.
My kids are Marvel freaks, and that’s why I got this quilt set for them, but I’m sure any child will love this colourful accessory with comic book heroes. Multi-coloured and of high quality, the set includes a quilt cover and a pillowcase.
I like the soft yet durable fabric it’s made of, as it suits the kids’ delicate skin. Also, it is machine washable and doesn’t need much maintenance. And yes, it’s not too hard on the pocket, so you don’t have to worry about that.
This pillow is just perfect for little kids’ cots and can be the ideal companion for an Adairs baby mattress. As it’s made from low allergy polyester fibres, there’s no question of your kid developing allergies from this product.
Apart from the above, I also like the soft texture of the cover fabric and the comfortable give of the pillow. Overall, this is one of the better kids’ pillows I’ve had my hands on in a long time.
Available for bassinets as well as cots, Dotty Jersey Fitted Sheets from Adairs comes in pairs and is a very affordable buy. The sheets feature a subtly muted grey spot design, which works well in a nursery.
Plus, the sheets are incredibly soft (you’d have to touch them to get the real feel), and I’m sure kids will love it! Machine as well as hand washable, the sheets are easy to clean and maintain, so they last for a long time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Must Be Kept In Mind While Buying Kids’ Mattresses?
Buying a mattress for kids is no child’s play. You’ll have to consider factors such as durability, waterproofing, thickness, firmness, and back support. Also important is the size, which must fit the bed. Above all, the child should be comfortable sleeping on the mattress.
- Can I Use A Hybrid Mattress In My Kids’ Room?
Without a doubt! A hybrid mattress is perfectly suitable for children.
- How Frequently Should Kids’ Mattresses Be Washed?
This, of course, depends on the level to which the mattress gathers dirt and dust. I suggest a wash after every three to four months, just to ensure better hygiene.
And there you have it, people! My recommendations for the best mattresses that you can get for children. I hope you liked the options and can take a pick from among the ones I’ve suggested.
That apart, I have one more piece of wisdom to share with you: take it from a mum who knows what’s what!
At the end of the day, all that matters is that your kids catch their needed shuteye. For that, don’t compromise on the mattress for the sake of price. After all, our kids do deserve the best that we can offer them.
That’s all for now. Catch you later!